In the 2021-2027 programming period, we will allocate our budget through open calls for project proposals.
First call for projects
The first call will open on 5 April and close on 31 May 2022 at noon CEST (Paris time). Download a draft of the programme manual and the terms of reference.
Applicant news and events
Questions about the first call? We're here to help!Are you working on your project proposal? Do you have a question about the first call? We organise a series of online sessions dedicated to answering your questions.
Online application form available in our online portalAre you already working on your project proposal? Get access to the Interreg Europe online portal and start filling in the application form.
How do calls work?
For each call, we publish:
- Terms of reference that lay out the specific criteria we are looking for;
- And an opening and closing date for the call.
Outside of these dates you cannot apply for funding.
You need to submit your application online through the Interreg Europe portal.
We will make the system available before the call opens, so you can register and start preparing your application, but the submit button will only be active during the open call.
What are our projects about?
We support interregional cooperation projects.
Our projects bring together policy organisations from at least three different countries in the 27 EU member states, Norway and Switzerland. For four years, they learn from each other and work together on a shared policy issue.
The lessons they learn lead to the improvement of regional policies and a more sustainable economic, social and environmental impact on the ground for the people and the place they serve.
We support projects in five thematic EU priorities and one non-thematic issue on better governance:
We aim to improve regional policies through capacity building.
The co-financing rate
The average total budget per project is 1-2 MEUR:
- EU member state partners get up to 80% of project activities;
- Private non-profit organisations can get 70% of their cost refunded;
- Partners from Norway get 50% funds;
- Switzerland manages the funding of their partners directly.
Develop your project idea
We recommend you take the time to develop your project idea before you apply for funding. Use these tools and make sure your project idea is relevant to our programme.
Use our self-assessment tool to make sure your project idea is relevant to our programme.
Search through our 2014-2020 approved projects and the project ideas of other community members for inspiration.
Upload your own idea to our website, share it with the community and find partners.